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lawmakers re-elected as japanese prime minister, a job he left five years ago. welcome to nhk world "newsline." shinzo abe is getting down to the business of governing japan for the second time. he says his new cabinet is taking all the challenges the country faces, including a sluggish economy and last year's disaster. abe explained in his news conference his cabinet is designed to overcome the crisis. he says reviving the economy is a top priority. >> translator: a strong economy is the basis of japan's power. reviving a strong economy is essential to japan's future. my cabinet will carry out bold financial policies, well-timed fiscal policies and a strategy to encourage private investment toward economic growth. my cabinet will carry out these economic policies and achieve results. >> are prime minister abe says he and his minister also devote energy to foreign policy. he says they will strengthen diplomatic and security policies. >> translator: we should rebuild our diplomacy to protect our national interests. we are facing many challenges in our relations with china, south kore
is stepping up efforts to lift the nation's sagging economy. he said the landslide election victory signals the party's hope to regain a strong japan. >> translator: i think a wide variety of policies including monetary policy should be implemented to get the economy back on track. they will together help trigger economic growth again. >> he also expressed his support for abe's plan to restore the council on economic and fiscal policy. the panel was closed under the noda administration. >>> an afghan police woman has shot and killed an american civilian adviser in afghanistan. the incident is the latest in a string of attacks in the country by local soldiers and police. our correspondent in bangkok has the examples. >>> the attack occurred in kabul on monday. the police woman was immediately detained following the incident. the motive behind the shooting is not clear. a female officer of the local police force approached and shot dead an american who was working as a security advisor at police headquarters and in a separate incident a police officer shot and killed five colleagues in the no
to seoul next week as a special envoy. nukaga is expected to meet with south korean president-elect park geun-hye and deliver a letter to her from abe. relations between the neighbors have been strained since lee myung bak visited the islands in august. >>> it's been more than a month since israel and hamas agreed to a cease fire in the gaza strip. six israelis died in the fighting. the vit lens violence left many traumatized particularly children. here's the report from gaza. >> reporter: one month into the cease fire resentment against israel runs deep in the gaza strip. militants are showing off the wreckage of a car in which a hamas commander was killed during an air strike and displaying pictures of women and children who were killed or injured in the violence. >> translator: this exhibition is meant to show the barbaric actions of israel against women and children. >> reporter: hamas leaded have viewed as a recession against israel. >> translator: the armed struggle against israel is our path to freedom. >> reporter: a new perfume also hit the stands selling more than 2,000 bottles
on the election on december 16th. a commentary expressed concern for public support for what it describes as groups driving japan down the path of militarism. it suggests that north korean leaders are waiting to see what policies the government will adopt towards them. they hope to normalize relations with japan and are seeking massive amounts of economic aid to rebuild their economy. the japanese and north koreans resumed into governmental talks after a four-year hiatus. japan broke off the talks after the north koreans announced plans to launch a rocket. the north koreans say the rocket they launched on december 12th carried a satellite. many governments believe it was a long-range missile. syrian government forces have attacked people lining up to get their daily bread. a government warplane dropped a bomb that destroyed a bakery. opposition activists say the strike killed more than 90 people. eyewitnesses say about 400 residents had lined up for bread in a suburb of the central city of hama. opposition forces posted a video online. the pictures show survivors calling out for help. one
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